Photo: Johnny Canales
Johnny Canales, 65, legendary Mexican performer, will be honored by the Mexican American Legal Defense Education Fund (MALDEF) organization at their MALDEF 2012 San Antonio Awards Gala Banquet, Friday, Sept. 14, 2012.
The banquet will be held at the Westin Riverwalk, 420 West Market Street, San Antonio, TX 78205. Canales is famous for, “U got it! Take it away!”
MALDEF will also be paying tribute to Amparo H. Ortiz, Community Affairs and Promotion Director, Univision 41/TeleFutura 17 and the Honorable Justice Patricio M. Serna, New Mexico Supreme Court.
The popular “Johnny Canales Show” aired on Televisa in Mexico and Univision in the United States from 1988 until 1996. He showcased emerging bands from Mexico and the United States and credited with one of the first live performances of Selena by her thirteenth birthday. He took Selena y Los Dinos for their first concerts in Mexico. Some of the rising stars on the Johnny show included Nancy, La Mafia, Mazz, Intocable, Grupo Pegasso De Emilio Reyna, Fama, Jaime y Los Chamacos, Jennifer Pena and Los Tigres del Norte. Canales was the Executive Producer of his show and a former Tejano singer.
Selena - Last Johnny Canales Interview 1994